Done to Death

Wanna know what's been done to death in blog land?

The painting of plastic animals.

In my own defense, I did hop on the bandwagon pretty early.

(See HERE and HERE.)

But still...

... I kind of thought I was done with them.  

That is until I saw THESE.  (<-- click that link!)

Be still my heart:  painted animal keychains.

(I just had to make some.)

So I added screw-on eye rings to some dollar store dinosaurs.  (I just did it with my fingers; no drill necessary.)

You can also buy plastic dinosaurs HERE.  

Then I got out my spray paint.

And my spray paint box.  (Seen HERE.)

And I got to painting.

... I branched out a little this time.

And since I only have so many keys, I added a few gold dinos to these pretty little jars:

I might put them in my etsy shop...

...or I might add them to my new desk space...

...where they would go nicely with the newest addition to my office: Mr. Mouse.  (He's a receipt spindle.  Yes, I still keep my paper receipts.  Don't judge.)

So while painted plastic animals have kind of been done to death, they still make my heart go pitter patter.  

Here's hoping they don't go extinct any time soon ;)

Great News!  If you're interested in making your own "Key Rex" Key Chain, you can buy everything you need through Whimseybox.  Just click on the links below.


  1. Oh those are absolutely adorable.

  2. So cute! I know I've seen the plastic animals alllllll over but I think I might finally do a project with them.

    What kind of gold spray paint do you use? The kind I have has a weird kind of greenish tint and I want a warm gold. Thanks!

  3. So cute!!! I have a bag of random animals I picked up last summer, I've been wanting to do a couple of these ideas! Thanks for the inspiration!! I might just have to wait to get a little bit warmer weather here! :) xo Holly

  4. So in love, ove, love!!!! Will be sharing your awesome jars on the mason jar blog tomorrow ...

    :) Linda

  5. Yes it has probably been done but they are still so darn cute! I love how you've added them to the top of jar lids, they look fantastic :)

  6. LOVE that little mouse.

    Question, since you are spray painting plastic, does it chip or peel off? I love the look and want to make some of my own.

    Congratulations on your sale!

  7. Done to death or not, I still love them. Plastic animals for-evah! (Also, really want the dinosaur key-chain - like... a lot!)

  8. Oi muito legal seu trabalho, muito bom mesmo...
    visite meu blog para voce conhecer também:

  9. Aww! What a cute idea! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  10. I'm not done with painted plastic animals yet! I have a stegosaurus that I've been wanting to paint white for my mantle- as soon as it is not freezing cold in my garage. A gold stegosaurus keychain would be perfect for my daughter's birthday.

  11. Some brilliant ideas here, great for party favours & especially like the jars with dinosaur tops!
    i've featured them on my party post here at http://www.stylemyparty.co.uk/blog/boys-party-treats-favours/ hope you like it!


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